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Guides & Tutorials: Special Topics

Portland & Oregon

Historic photograph of Portland Oregon

Portland & Oregon Guide

This guide will provide you with information and sources to support research on Portland and the state of Oregon.

Image: Portland, Oregon with Mt. Hood (date unknown). OSU Special Collections & Archives


image of airport immigrationImmigration Guide

Immigration is a multidisciplinary topic, involving areas as diverse as political science, education, business, and even language and literature. This guide will help you begin your research regarding immigration through the libraries' collections and beyond.

Fake News

Two men reading on a trainIdentify & Challenge Fake News Guide

This guide explores fake news and provides practical tools for quickly evaluating the credibility of information. Analyzing what we see and hear is vital to a functioning, healthy citizenry.

Image: Little and Big by Matthew G

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive & Inclusive Curriculum Resourceswordcloud

This guide is meant to help faculty at PSU find information and resources that will help them begin to create courses and curriculum that are more culturally responsive to and inclusive of our students. This guide is a response to the Curriculum Committees' new requirements in regards to culturally responsive courses and programs. 

Open Educational Resources

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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. This guide points to OER portals and search engines for discovering open textbooks, course modules, and media.

Malheur Occupation

Joe Oliver on horseback, Grant County, OregonMalheur Occupation Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide current and historical resources regarding the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. 

Image: Joe Oliver on horseback, Grant County, Oregon. OSU Special Collections & Archives

Elections & Politics

Political cartoon of candidate TaftElection & Politics Guide

Elections are the benchmark of the democratic political process. This guide is a good starting place for any research needs on elections in the US and beyond. It includes various web and print resources in presidential, federal, state, local and world elections.

Image: Taft's Summer Schedule. Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, compiled 1896 - 1949. National Archives.